Are you are interested in Barking and Dagenham's history, or tracing your family tree? We have plenty of material to assist your research, including free use of Ancestry Library Edition
and Find My Past Community Edition
on our PCs.
Mondays to Fridays: 10am - 4pm (except public holidays)
Saturdays: 10am - 12.30pm and 1.15pm - 4pm
Archives and Local Studies Centre brief guide
Archives and Local Studies newsletter July-September 2014
Copying information and prices
We're taking part in the Explore Your Archive
Campaign to promote the value and use of archives. Visiting an archive can take you on an adventure. So why not drop in and explore our ‘Story Boxes’
on trade union history and women's history in Barking and Dagenham? You may discover more than you ever imagined!
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For travel information, please see the main Valence House Museum
page. We are inside the Visitor Centre, with level access throughout, and two Blue Badge parking spaces at the Margery Road entrance, off Bonham Road.